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FlackCheck.org Video: SciCheck Findings


FlackCheck.org, our sister website for political literacy, recaps the recent work of SciCheck, our new feature on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.

This video looks at Sen. Rand Paul’s claim that “many” children have developed “profound mental disorders” after vaccinations, Rep. Gary Palmer’s assertion that temperature data used to measure global climate change have been “falsified,” and President Barack Obama’s claims about the Human Genome Project’s return on investment and the cost of sequencing a single person’s full genetic code.

For more on these topics, see our full articles: “Paul Repeats Baseless Vaccine Claims,” Feb. 3; “Nothing False About Temperature Data,” Feb. 12; and “Obama Juices the Genome Numbers,” Jan. 30.

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